Top 23 Celebrity Appearances On Empire

With the return of Empire just days away it's time to take a look at some of our favorite celebrity appearances from Empire's first season.  We also included celebrities that appeared on the show's second season.

From Lucious' duet with Mary J. Blige to Cookie and Rosie O'Donnell (Pepper) reminiscing about the time they spent behind bars, you gotta love the diverse roster of celebrities that have appeared on the show.

Mary J. Blige Terrence Howard
Mary J. Blige Terrence Howard

There was Courtney Love as Elle Dallas and how can we forget Estelle as Delphine.  There were numerous guests that left us begging for more including Becky G, Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo along with guests that we still can't believe are gone: Adam Rodriguez, Chris Rock and DeRay Davis.

Then there are those guests we aren't sure we'll ever see: Mariah Carey, Oprah, Denzel Washington.  While some have complained about the number of guests that have appeared on Empire, the show's cast loves it! At the PaleyFest, Empire's cast revealed who they would like to see on the show.  The list included Beyonce, Adele, Prince, Kendrick Lamar and Sidney Poitier.

When it comes to star power Empire takes the crown.  Lets take a look at 23 of our favorite Empire guests:

23. Charlamagne Tha God

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Charlamagne Empire Fox

22. Raven Symone

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Raven Symone Empire Fox

21. Timbaland

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Timbaland Empire Fox

20. Da Brat

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Da Brat Empire Fox

19. Adam Rodriguez

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Adam Rodriguez Empire Fox

18. Becky G

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Becky G Empire Fox

17. Kelly Rowland

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Kelly Rowland Empire Fox

16. Rosie O'Donnell

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Rosie O'Donnell Empire Fox

15. Pitbull

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Pitbull Empire Fox

14. Ne-Yo

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Ne-Yo Empire Fox

13. Rita Ora

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Rita Ora Empire Fox

12. Chris Rock

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Chris Rock Empire Fox


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Vivica A. Fox Empire Fox

10. Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson Empire Fox


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V. Bozeman Empire Fox

8. Mary J. Blige

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Mary J. Blige Empire Fox


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Cuba Gooding Jr Empire Fox

6. Estelle

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Estelle Empire Fox

5. Snoop Dogg

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Snoop Dogg Empire Fox


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Alicia Keys Empire Fox

3. Courtney Love

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Courtney Love Empire Fox

2. Gladys Knight

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Gladys Knight Empire Fox

1. Patti LaBelle

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Patti LaBelle Empire Fox

Bonus: Forest Whitaker

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Forest Whitaker Empire Fox

Which Empire celebrity appearance was your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!